For all the great things he has done over his career -- winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011, being named NFL MVP in 2015, and redefining the league record book for running quarterbacks -- there are many reasons the Panthers likely won't bring Cam Newton back next season.
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Among the reasons is the $19.1 million the team would save on the salary cap. Since losing the Super Bowl, Newton ranks 30th in Total QBR behind Andy Dalton, and ahead of Blake Bortles. Speaking of money, the team is also going to need to pay RB Christian McCaffrey sooner than later. And finally, Allen is 5-1 as Newton's replacement so far this season.